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Grateful Dead Live at Ohio Theatre on 1971-10-31

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Grateful Dead Live at Ohio Theatre on 1971-10-31

Set 1:
d1t01 - Bertha
d1t02 - Me And My Uncle
d1t03 - Deal
d1t04 - Playing In The Band
d1t05 - Loser
d1t06 - El Paso
d1t07 - Tennessee Jed
d1t08 - Jack Straw
d1t09 - Big Railroad Blues
d1t10 - Brown Eyed Women
d1t11 - Mexicali Blues
d1t12 - Casey Jones
d1t13 - Cumberland Blues
d1t14 - One More Saturday Night

d1t15 - Johnny B. Goode

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Ohio Theatre
Location Columbus, OH

Source SBD -> Master Reel -> Dat (44.1k) D
Lineage Dat (Sony D8) -> Samplitude Professional v7.02 -> FLAC
Transferred by Charlie Miller



-- The complete 2nd Set available as Dick's Picks 2 (buy it)
-- First few notes of Bertha and Jack Straw missing
-- Reel flip in Tennessee Jed fixed with crossfade


Reviewer: c-freedom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 8, 2014
Subject: I picked a good one, looked like he could run...
This is a high quality recording of the Dead in transition mode with Keith minus Pigpen and before Donna.
These are very basic versions of tunes that would become 1st set workhorses for the Dead until 75.
The longest tune is LOSER at 7:11.
But you could easily split this set in two and it would be two nights worth of material in the 90's.
If you are someone who likes to get up and dance the pace of this material is brisk!
Oh yeah the harmonies on Jack Straw are so gentle it makes one forget this is a tragedy in progress type song. Yes, having Jerry later sing verses changed the entire dynamic of this song but there are some great harmonies here with Jerry and Phil coming in to hit the last chorus.
"We can share the women, we can share the wine"
Reviewer: Lemmy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 25, 2014
Subject: DP2 - Dark Star Jam
Just listened to this and Dick Pick 2. Grate stuff love the Dark Star Jam. I hear a feel of "Eyes", different key and slightly different sync but could be the seed for that song.
Reviewer: barreramusic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 12, 2014
Subject: DP 2
Reviewer: doug_the_dude - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 31, 2013
Subject: --
Great the leftovers here are available. That pocket-rocket Playin', the slow-mo Jack Straw, that tight-as-a-drum Cumberland are ALL great.

DP2 is, yes, a great investment. The Dark Star > Groovy > etc. is an old fave, and DIG Jer's playing on that first NFA.
Reviewer: crazymona2 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 13, 2012
Subject: i love this band but...
give me a break. this could be the in my mind greatest tripped out dark star ever played and it has been capsuled in to what i bought and considered the most entrenched and crazy show bobby ever played. listen to the end of sugar mag and tell me that this show is not worthy of a full release. ridiculous.

get off your horse.
Reviewer: JasW - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 21, 2012
Subject: Must-have companion to DP 2
Here we have the boys exactly a week after the release of Skull & Roses, not really promoting same in the traditional sense in that only 4 of the 15 songs in set 1 come from S&R.

Set 2 on DP2 is course to die for, and set 1 here makes a great companion to get the complete show. Nothing remarkable other than a great late '71 setlist, albeit one without the ailing Pig.

On the mix side, there are a couple of anomalies. Keith is way too fucking high in the mix in Bertha -- almost as high as he is in the 12-15-71 Hillman Auditorium show, at which the audience pleaded with the band to turn Keith OFF. Happily, this was apparently caught and he's brought back down into the mix by Me & My Uncle.

Also, and I'm at a loss to explain this without donning a tinfoil hat, Bobby's on the left and Jerry's on the right for the first three songs, then they abruptly switch channels for PITB and the rest of the set. Huh?

Unlike others, I don't see any difference between the stereo/instrument separations here and on DP2. The only difference mix-wise that I do notice on DP2 is that Keith either didn't even play or they actually muted him in the mix during that set.
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 26, 2011
Subject: Interesting
show for me, cause it sounds like they're slowing everything down and making it real deliberate. Jack Straw sounds awesome, and there's a moment in there where Garcia forces the speed a full step down, really noticeably. The Casey Jones is one of the slowest, most staccato renditions I've heard from this era. Sounds like they really wanted to get it right and take their time doing it, and this makes a change from the usual '71 show. I haven't heard DP2, but what we have hear is very good.
Reviewer: feather0926 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 31, 2010
Subject: I was 6 years old...
when the Dead played this night. A standard setlist for Fall'71. However the songs are well played. I agree that the instrument separation is better here than on DP2,(a minor complaint). I will give it 5 stars. If you don't own DP2 yet...what are you waiting for???
Reviewer: gratefuldiver - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 10, 2010
Subject: Thank you, CM!
Dylan M was on-point. CM's edit of Set 1 has better instrument separation than the DP edit of Set 2! Regardless, "lay your money down" for DP Vol 2 if you don't have it already. The set list looks great on paper and the playing exceeds the highest expectations.

Reviewer: javamaster - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 18, 2009
Subject: I Was At This Show 3rd Row!
A terrific show, with an audience that didn't get to see the Dead all that often in this party of the country. "An Evening with the Grateful Dead" opening act Jerry Garcia playing steel with the New Riders of the Purple Sage. A sold out show at the newly renovated Ohio Theatre (hence the comments between "Me & My Uncle" and "Deal" to "...please don't jump and down on the seats...jump on the floor instead" LOL). Pigpen absent from this show due to illness, Keith Godchaux sitting in on piano. At some point, the audience just had a party by themselves, and the band just sort of played along...
Reviewer: ah_uh_oh_um - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 13, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage", October 31, 1971 at the Ohio Theatre, Columbus, Ohio, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Charlie's right, get DPV2 (Dick's Picks Volume 2) it's well worth the download at

Charlie said buy it, so I did. Thanks Charlie. You're right again...

I highly recommend adding this show to your DPV2. That way you'll have both sets.

The audio quality of this show is "Charlie Miller"...and that is good enough for me...

I recommend using your EQ/SRS WOW Effects during playback of most of the shows on the IA, this one included.

Windows Media Player has a 10 band EQ and SRS WOW effects that enhance the sound.

Here's one way to stream/dowload this show:

The IA recommends users of Windows XP view this web-page with RealPlayer.

RealPlayer is a free media player you can download at

Using RealPlayer to view this webpage, click the VBR M3U link to open the songs in the Playlist.

If your Playlist is not open, open it by clicking the Playlist icon at the lower right hand corner of RealPlayer.

Once the songs are in the Playlist, double click the song to play it, then click the record button at the lower left hand corner of Realplayer to record it.

When the red line reaches the other end click the stop button to download the song. Your song is in the RealPlayer Downloads folder.

Repeat these steps for each song.


You could just hook up your audio cables from your computer to your Cassette, CD, VHS, DVD, MP3, recorder and record the show in real time.

Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD, for tomorrow we may die...

Thanks for the LOVE from 1971.

PS: Remember to click on the "DeadLists Project" link and get the Poster for this show.

PSS: Remember to click on Charlie Miller's name and collect all his GRATEFUL DEAD Shows.
Reviewer: Dylan M - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 14, 2009
Subject: THANKS!
Great to have the first set to one of my all time favorite dicks picks. An unlike the release, Keith's piano is crisp and present. in DPV2, i just can't hear any Keith, weird. But Charlie's transfer (as always) does this recording and concert justice. Thanks man!
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